Racial Discrimination In Black Or Black

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Shedding Color

As I grew into the young woman I am today, I faced many challenges that my Caucasian counterparts have not. The melanin in my skin has acted like a beacon for harsh jokes and inappropriate comments from my peers, and on some occasions, even adults. I began to see the effects of being black in the young stages of my life, for I was one of three African-American students at my school from preschool nearly until I started high school. The United States of America is nicknamed “the Land of the Free.” It was built on ideals of liberty, opportunity, rights, and equality. Sadly, these ideals have not come true for all citizens and inhabitants of the U.S. Growing up as an African-American, I feel that while it is said that all people
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And it’s true, either you’re wrong or you’re right. But, if you’re thinking about my baby, it don’t matter if you’re black or white.” This states that he chose to embrace people of all races, and that there is also more to a person than their skin color. The opinion that Michael Jackson shares in “Black or White” is an opinion geared for racial unification, contrary to the racial dividend and inequality. Michael also stated in his song, “I 'm not going to spend my life being a color.” This particular lyric is very powerful in its own form. Color or race that separates the world should not even exist. So therefore we were not placed under the sun to hate each other because of the differences of our skin …show more content…
At its core, the term race in 21st century America consists of individuals classified into a group based on the similar tangible and viewable characteristics they possess; however, it must be noted that there are many factors that affect what race is. In 21st century America, a race consists of a group of individuals with similar viewable intrinsic characteristics used to assign an individual to a race include and are limited to ancestral origin and place of birth, physical characteristics, cultural rituals, and the environment the individual surrounds themselves in. One of the main purposes of a race is to trigger racial stereotypes, which are defined as “a preconceived and oversimplified idea of the characteristics which typify” a

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